NWS: High Wind Warning Oct. 12, 2021

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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED National Weather Service Pueblo CO 340 AM MDT Tue Oct 12 2021 COZ093-097-098-121745- /O.COR.KPUB.HW.W.0013.211012T1200Z-211013T0200Z/

La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County- Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County- 340 AM MDT Tue Oct 12 2021 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...South to southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. *

WHERE...La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County and Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County. *

WHEN...Until 8 PM MDT this evening. *

IMPACTS...Damaging winds will have the potential to blow down trees and power lines.

Widespread power outages may occur. Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing dust with reduced visibility is possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches.

If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

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